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Forum: Photography General Interest 02-20-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,755
Posted By vrgard
Sorry to hear of your scare and glad to hear...

Sorry to hear of your scare and glad to hear you're back out there shooting!

-Randy
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 01-19-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 4,474
Posted By vrgard
I can second this recommendation since I also...

I can second this recommendation since I also like to carry my iPad.

-Randy
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 12-17-2012
Replies: 148
Views: 12,885
Posted By vrgard
Sorry I can't participate this time. I'm...

Sorry I can't participate this time. I'm immobilized by a messed up knee and am now scheduled for surgery on Wednesday. But I'm looking forward to seeing everyone else's efforts.

-Randy
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 12-09-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 11,415
Posted By vrgard
It sure does. For whatever it's worth to others,...

It sure does. For whatever it's worth to others, I haved used that same combination and it worked very well.

-Randy
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-04-2012
Replies: 314
Views: 80,385
Posted By vrgard
Still using mine daily. -Randy

Still using mine daily.

-Randy
Forum: Travel 10-14-2012
Replies: 69
Views: 10,835
Posted By vrgard
What an excellent travelogue Filmfan. Really...

What an excellent travelogue Filmfan. Really looking forward to seeing your pictures from this trip.

-Randy
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-24-2012
Replies: 47
Views: 5,972
Posted By vrgard
Another vote for the Olympus OM-D E-M5 &...

Another vote for the Olympus OM-D E-M5 & Panasonic Leica Summilux 25/1.4 (50 mm equivalent) combo.

-Randy
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 09-10-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 2,906
Posted By vrgard
Hey Kent, the postings I've seen do show a black...

Hey Kent, the postings I've seen do show a black model in addition to the red and silver models. And I agree that the new longer zoom looks like great fun with that little camera. Nice to see...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-07-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,032
Posted By vrgard
Glad to hear the CL is working well. And nice...

Glad to hear the CL is working well. And nice shot Godfrey.

-Randy
(another SF Bay Area resident)
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-05-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,927
Posted By vrgard
Kudos to Kent, Joe and Richard!

Kudos to Kent, Joe and Richard!
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-02-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,313
Posted By vrgard
Alkis, I just wanted to thank you for taking the...

Alkis, I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to walk us through your shooting day and corresponding thought process. I, for one, found it very interesting.

-Randy
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 09-01-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,313
Posted By vrgard
Great idea Kent. Here's one I considered...

Great idea Kent. Here's one I considered submitting. I call it "Back to School."

-Randy

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Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-31-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,400
Posted By vrgard
I do not like it. -Sam I Am

I do not like it.

-Sam I Am
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-31-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3,927
Posted By vrgard
Kudos all around and thanks again Kent! -Randy

Kudos all around and thanks again Kent!

-Randy
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 08-30-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,847
Posted By vrgard
M3 & Elmar 50 is a great combination. Enjoy!

M3 & Elmar 50 is a great combination. Enjoy!
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-30-2012
Replies: 558
Sticky: OMD-EM5 Pics
Views: 211,717
Posted By vrgard
Looking forward to seeing examples of what you...

Looking forward to seeing examples of what you get with it. And I'm confident you'll be as happy with yours as I am with mine.

-Randy
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-28-2012
Replies: 97
Views: 12,921
Posted By vrgard
Wish I had enough experience to add to this...

Wish I had enough experience to add to this discussion. But since I don't, like others, I look forward to learning from whatever gets shared in this thread.

Thanks,
Randy
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-24-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,938
Posted By vrgard
Jamie, I noticed that if you go to the bottom of...

Jamie, I noticed that if you go to the bottom of the page it says there that by going to the artist's website (also linked to there) you can order signed copies.

-Randy
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-23-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 5,112
Posted By vrgard
On mine, if I first press "info" and then press...

On mine, if I first press "info" and then press "ok" it stays on for about 12 seconds or so.

I presume the reason it turns back off is so that if it is accidentally pressed it doesn't just run the...
Forum: RFF Photo Projects 08-23-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 9,713
Posted By vrgard
1) Constructivism 2) In Gorky Park 3) The...

1) Constructivism

2) In Gorky Park

3) The Pigeon is Watching


Good job to all the photographers who submitted images for this and thanks to Kent for all his efforts to make it happen.

-Randy
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-22-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 9,969
Posted By vrgard
Nice to see others chiming in here. And as...

Nice to see others chiming in here. And as should be expected, we have some similiarities and some differences of opinion (a normal and good thing, in my opinion). Hopefully this is helpful to you...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-22-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 9,969
Posted By vrgard
Hmmm, I expected more responses to Dan's inquiry....

Hmmm, I expected more responses to Dan's inquiry. I realize that this is rangefinderforum and the Oly is not a rangefinder but there are a few Oly owners that hang out on this site. Keith, Sug,...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-21-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 9,969
Posted By vrgard
Dan, I recently made the same decision you've...

Dan, I recently made the same decision you've made (to get the E-M5) and am very happy with the decision. Despite not being a fan of zoom lenses, I bought the kit with the 12-50 zoom lens as that...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-20-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 5,411
Posted By vrgard
Just wanted to say thank you, Gary, for providing...

Just wanted to say thank you, Gary, for providing all the additional information.

-Randy
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-20-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 5,411
Posted By vrgard
Gary, I understand from your post that you have...

Gary, I understand from your post that you have the small Snoop insert. But what size Timbuk2 bag are you showing with it in those pictures?

Thanks,
Randy
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-20-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 5,600
Posted By vrgard
Without getting into the digital vs. film debate,...

Without getting into the digital vs. film debate, these are very good. Thanks for sharing them as well as your settings to achieve these results.

-Randy
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-15-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,652
Posted By vrgard
Bare Bones Bag Evolution.

Bare Bones Bag Evolution.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-15-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,723
Posted By vrgard
Simply as another data point, I have the...

Simply as another data point, I have the Panasonic mft to Leica M adapter that I use with my Olympus OM-D E-M5 and it is well made and works beautifully.

-Randy
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-12-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 3,988
Posted By vrgard
Sorry to keep popping into this thread, but I...

Sorry to keep popping into this thread, but I just recalled shooting at another memorial service a few years ago. The service was for the mother of a very good friend of mine who had lived a long...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-12-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 3,988
Posted By vrgard
Thanks for mentioning this, nikon_sam, since that...

Thanks for mentioning this, nikon_sam, since that also a part of my father-in-law's services. Very moving.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 08-12-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 3,988
Posted By vrgard
I took some shots at my father-in-law's funeral...

I took some shots at my father-in-law's funeral about 5 years ago. My motivation was the same as others above have already stated (some recording of the event, some folks might not be around in a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-11-2012
Replies: 29
Views: 3,079
Posted By vrgard
Go for it Joe. I always admired Roland's...

Go for it Joe. I always admired Roland's (ferider) white cobra snakeskin camera. Made me think of something Elvis would shoot with while performing in Las Vegas. Which is kinda funny if you know...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-10-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 5,454
Posted By vrgard
Never having tried the Nex7 I cannot contribute...

Never having tried the Nex7 I cannot contribute to the comparison discussion. However, I can say that I am very happily enjoying the evf of the OM-D E-M5. I don't feel any loss versus an SLR...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-09-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,034
Posted By vrgard
I would say you're doing pretty darn well with...

I would say you're doing pretty darn well with that J-3 lens!

-Randy
Forum: Fuji X Series 08-07-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,488
Posted By vrgard
Thanks for posting that. Caused me to search the...

Thanks for posting that. Caused me to search the app store for a similar app for the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and found one!
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 08-06-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,018
Posted By vrgard
A pointed example that is heads above the other...

A pointed example that is heads above the other...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-06-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 8,763
Posted By vrgard
I understand what you're saying and, no, I do not...

I understand what you're saying and, no, I do not believe I am using rangefinder logic. Just because the displayed image appears to be in focus does not prevent the adapted lens from wobbling at the...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 08-06-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 8,763
Posted By vrgard
I haven't compared the different brands and have...

I haven't compared the different brands and have read others' postings about it not mattering much. However, I did get one of the more expensive options (the Panasonic branded one) and am very happy...
Forum: Hardware / Computers / Drives / etc 08-05-2012
Replies: 33
Views: 7,374
Posted By vrgard
Rogier, I assume what you're saying is buy it...

Rogier, I assume what you're saying is buy it with the largest amount of system memory and smallest amount of SSD storage then upgrade the SSD later when it comes down in price. Did I understand you...
Forum: Sony E Lenses / Adapted Lenses / Adapters / Images 07-31-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 7,468
Posted By vrgard
Beautiful shot segedi! -Randy

Beautiful shot segedi!

-Randy
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-30-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,277
Posted By vrgard
The evf image is boosted in low light, as...

The evf image is boosted in low light, as typically occurs indoors. By contrast (sorry, bad pun) when shooting outdoors in bright light, there is no need for the evf image to be boosted and as a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 07-30-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,611
Posted By vrgard
My copy of the Summaron flared until I had Sherry...

My copy of the Summaron flared until I had Sherry Krauter clean it. The flare was not anything inherent in the lens and was gone after the cleaning.

-Randy
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 07-29-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,186
Posted By vrgard
Love it! (not surprising if you look left at my...

Love it! (not surprising if you look left at my avatar)

-Randy
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 07-28-2012
Replies: 38
Views: 3,336
Posted By vrgard
I have no better suggestions than those already...

I have no better suggestions than those already made by others. But reading this thread reminded me of one the reasons why I like this forum so much. Photos? Cameras? Lenses? Sure, but also a...
Forum: Travel 07-26-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 4,645
Posted By vrgard
Sounds like an amazing adventure. Here's wishing...

Sounds like an amazing adventure. Here's wishing you the best with it, Dave. And particularly since I was born in that part of the country, I truly look forward to seeing what you produce.

-Randy
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-26-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 3,216
Posted By vrgard
Efix, I understand that you already have a 12mm...

Efix, I understand that you already have a 12mm lens. Still, if for no other reason than size/pocketability, I would consider getting the Panasonic 14mm pancake lens to complement your PL 25. A...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 07-25-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 25,061
Posted By vrgard
I had the same thought as you, Raid, since my two...

I had the same thought as you, Raid, since my two copies (don't ask) of the Canon 28/3.5 are both good.

-Randy
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-21-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,368
Posted By vrgard
Yeah, but an M5 is rather difficult to mount on a...

Yeah, but an M5 is rather difficult to mount on a Pentax Q which is, I believe, Kent's planned use for a 50 finder. But as a result of your posting I now have an odd image in my mind of the M5...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 07-20-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,368
Posted By vrgard
Hey Kent, I was just thinking that maybe a VC...

Hey Kent, I was just thinking that maybe a VC 28/35 minifinder might work if you were to use the whole finder rather than the framelines. I'm guessing that it still wouldn't quite show a full 50mm...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-17-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 10,991
Posted By vrgard
I'm sure you'll love it as much as I do mine. ...

I'm sure you'll love it as much as I do mine. Looking forward to seeing your pictures taken with it.

-Randy
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-15-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 4,927
Posted By vrgard
My favorite of this set. Nice shot Kent.

My favorite of this set. Nice shot Kent.
Forum: CSC : Digital Compact System Cameras - 07-14-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 4,927
Posted By vrgard
Nice shots taken with a nice, surprisingly good,...

Nice shots taken with a nice, surprisingly good, little camera.
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-13-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 6,986
Posted By vrgard
Thanks, Keith, for doing this. Like some others,...

Thanks, Keith, for doing this.

Like some others, I like both shots but for different reasons. Regardless, and recognizing that we're all just looking at jpegs on computer monitors, it's nice to see...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-12-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,194
Posted By vrgard
I went with the PL 25 plus the Panny 14 to give...

I went with the PL 25 plus the Panny 14 to give myself a 50mm equivalent (for regular usage) and a 28mm equivalent (for pocketability, close quarters and/or street usage). As for the longer end,...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-10-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 868
Posted By vrgard
Congrats! Good shooting to you. And I know what...

Congrats! Good shooting to you. And I know what you mean. I made the same mistake myself a couple weeks ago. Figured I could return it if I didn't like it but now that ain't happening!
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-10-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 6,375
Posted By vrgard
That's probably the right call Texchappy. As...

That's probably the right call Texchappy. As much as I'm digging my OM-D (even the evf), and despite knowing that one can shoot in "P" mode, it's not really a good camera for someone wanting a P&S...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-09-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 6,375
Posted By vrgard
There's a ton of flexibility via the great...

There's a ton of flexibility via the great multitude of settings with that camera (one of the reasons people struggle with the menus - there's just so darn many of them). Downside of that is it's...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-07-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,786
Posted By vrgard
Will do Texchappy. -Randy

Will do Texchappy.

-Randy
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-06-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,786
Posted By vrgard
I agree Keith that the Panasonic Leica 25 is...

I agree Keith that the Panasonic Leica 25 is spectacular. Hadn't left my E-M5 since I got it. But I did just get the Panasonic mft m-mount adapter so now I'm starting to have a little fun with my...
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-06-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,786
Posted By vrgard
Hope you enjoy yours as much as I am mine! And...

Hope you enjoy yours as much as I am mine!

And you're right about the lens sickness... ;-)

-Randy
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 07-02-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 10,991
Posted By vrgard
I second Damen's comments. Thought I would get a...

I second Damen's comments. Thought I would get a black body but fell for the silver body when I saw it in person. In person, it does not look like the silver is painted on. Even the body covering...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 06-29-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,475
Posted By vrgard
I'm thinking the Domke F-5XB would be just about...

I'm thinking the Domke F-5XB would be just about right.
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-04-2012
Replies: 139
Views: 30,402
Posted By vrgard
You're absolutely right Keith! -Randy

You're absolutely right Keith!

-Randy
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-04-2012
Replies: 139
Views: 30,402
Posted By vrgard
Without meaning to argue with you Keith, I picked...

Without meaning to argue with you Keith, I picked up my VC 28/1.9 used from a fellow RFF member about 5-6 years ago for only $275 including the matching finder. Maybe not dirt cheap budget-level but...
Forum: Optics Theory - 06-04-2012
Replies: 139
Views: 30,402
Posted By vrgard
I don't really have anything new to add to the...

I don't really have anything new to add to the list but was happy to see so many of my favorite "value" lenses already on the list (Pentax 50/1.4, VC 28/1.9 & 75/2.5, and "Sweeneyfied" Jupiter...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-23-2012
Replies: 100
Views: 12,689
Posted By vrgard
Very interesting. But not sure I understand the...

Very interesting. But not sure I understand the function button on the adapter. I mean, if all it does is allow the user to trigger and cycle between 4 presets and 2 user specified adapted lens...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 05-10-2012
Replies: 469
Views: 121,907
Posted By vrgard
Hey Nightfly, I'll respond to your inquiry to...

Hey Nightfly, I'll respond to your inquiry to kdemas since I bought his Pentax Q just over a month ago. Short answer is I don't know why he sold it (actually, I do - he was funding his Fuji xpro1...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 05-07-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 2,290
Posted By vrgard
I happen to have a New Old Stock (NOS) Canon...

I happen to have a New Old Stock (NOS) Canon Canonet Hood 5 if anyone is interested in it.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-22-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 1,687
Posted By vrgard
I recently told a woman, "you are so beautiful,...

I recently told a woman, "you are so beautiful, would you mind if I took your picture?" and then proceeded to do so when she didn't protest. Also recently, I told a guy, "you have such an...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 04-09-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,923
Posted By vrgard
Fascinating. Thanks, Stephen, for sharing that...

Fascinating. Thanks, Stephen, for sharing that information.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-07-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By vrgard
Thank you very much for posting that. Having...

Thank you very much for posting that. Having worked and lived in San Francisco, the environment was very familiar to me. But more importantly, seeing how you go from seeing a general scene to a...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-05-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 2,798
Posted By vrgard
I've got no dog in this hunt but did learn some...

I've got no dog in this hunt but did learn some things from the discourse. Thanks!
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-05-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 4,868
Posted By vrgard
So, Joe, are you saying that Epson Japan still...

So, Joe, are you saying that Epson Japan still fully supports the RD1 for any and all repairs?
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 04-05-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 4,868
Posted By vrgard
I fear the limited repair options should a camera...

I fear the limited repair options should a camera of this vintage fail on me (and failure is not an idle concern given that I once bought a RD1 from a fellow RFFer and the screen did not work so I...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 04-02-2012
Replies: 146
Views: 24,500
Posted By vrgard
Hey Joe, I don't really understand why you want a...

Hey Joe, I don't really understand why you want a larger mouth/opening on the Domke 5xb. I've never had trouble pulling gear out of that bag and my feeling is that the current opening size helps...
Forum: Fuji X Series 04-02-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 3,539
Posted By vrgard
Nice user review Dave. I appreciate your...

Nice user review Dave. I appreciate your "groundedness" in sharing your thoughts and experiences. And looking forward to reading about your experiences with the adapter when you get it.

-Randy
Forum: Travel 04-01-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 2,967
Posted By vrgard
Thanks for the suggestion, Mike, but I think I'll...

Thanks for the suggestion, Mike, but I think I'll pass. I "handled" Kevin's "load" quite enough when he was out here living on the Left Coast... :p;):D
Forum: Travel 03-31-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 2,967
Posted By vrgard
Looking forward to it! -Randy

Looking forward to it!

-Randy
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-27-2012
Replies: 342
Views: 55,368
Posted By vrgard
I have the same fear, Sug. Yet that siren sound...

I have the same fear, Sug. Yet that siren sound is calling...
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-27-2012
Replies: 342
Views: 55,368
Posted By vrgard
Hey Kent, Sug & Donald, Would really like to get...

Hey Kent, Sug & Donald,

Would really like to get together with you guys when all your new toys roll in. These new cameras have caught my fancy and I would enjoy seeing them "in the flesh" and...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 03-25-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 2,837
Posted By vrgard
I use Photoworks in San Francisco. They have...

I use Photoworks in San Francisco. They have been very nice to deal with.

- Randy
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-19-2012
Replies: 314
Views: 80,385
Posted By vrgard
I've got an iPad 2 in a slim case with the BBBE...

I've got an iPad 2 in a slim case with the BBBE and it was a wee bit snug at first but loosened up after a couple of days such that now it fits fine. The issue wasn't so much with the size of the...
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 03-11-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 10,222
Posted By vrgard
Great shots and great camera. Thanks for sharing...

Great shots and great camera. Thanks for sharing these and reminding me I need to exercise mine more. Poor little thing gets overlooked amongst my other physically larger cameras!

-Randy
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-11-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,063
Posted By vrgard
Sounds like a very enjoyable, albeit exhausting,...

Sounds like a very enjoyable, albeit exhausting, day. Please do share your results with us so we can learn and live vicariously.

-Randy
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-24-2012
Replies: 412
Views: 119,255
Posted By vrgard
Damn, Rich's shots sure make we want a GXR M...

Damn, Rich's shots sure make we want a GXR M module. Been holding out till some of the more recently announced cameras hit the streets so I can make a more informed decision (not to mention the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-22-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,502
Posted By vrgard
Can't comment on the Zeiss lens but can tell you...

Can't comment on the Zeiss lens but can tell you that the Hexanon is highly regarded around here. Do a search of this site and you should find some good discussions about it.
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-12-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 5,508
Posted By vrgard
Thanks Adanac for the B&H update. Oddly, when I...

Thanks Adanac for the B&H update. Oddly, when I first posted, it wasn't listed. Shortly thereafter it was back up as out of stock and now it's both there and in stock. If it had been that way a...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-07-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 5,508
Posted By vrgard
Here's hoping you're right, Kevin. Again, sorry...

Here's hoping you're right, Kevin.

Again, sorry for hijacking this thread. Now back to your regularly scheduled program...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 02-07-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 5,508
Posted By vrgard
Sorry for hijacking this thread but I just...

Sorry for hijacking this thread but I just noticed that B&H Photo Video no longer lists the A12 M-mount module. Is that a hint that Ricoh is about to replace it with a 16MP unit?

-Randy
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 15,263
Posted By vrgard
Hadn't heard this before. Is that term used for...

Hadn't heard this before. Is that term used for both the Summicron 40 and the Rokkor 40?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 3,627
Posted By vrgard
For reasons of size and weight you may wish to...

For reasons of size and weight you may wish to carry a small, lightweight backup rather than a second M camera body. For example, an Olympus XA or a Rollei 35 or a Minox GT nicely minimize size and...
Forum: Critique / Salon / Picks / Most Views 01-22-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,163
Posted By vrgard
The black & white image has a desolateness to it...

The black & white image has a desolateness to it that I don't feel in the color version.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-10-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 3,605
Posted By vrgard
Thanks for your understanding Dave! :):)

Thanks for your understanding Dave! :):)
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-10-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 3,605
Posted By vrgard
Dave, I in no way mean to challenge your personal...

Dave, I in no way mean to challenge your personal experience particularly since we all have different perspectives and experiences with things. But simply for the benefit of other possible users of...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-17-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 19,220
Posted By vrgard
I have no idea what the issues were that caused...

I have no idea what the issues were that caused Brian to leave the RFF (and am saddened to learn of this development) but do want to convey my thanks for all his past contributions on this forum and...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-23-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 5,906
Posted By vrgard
Nice shooting Ian. The CL is a great little...

Nice shooting Ian. The CL is a great little camera and It is clearly in capable hands with you.

As for the meter, Sherry Krauter can fix it. Not cheap but she can work magic.

-Randy
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-20-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 5,234
Posted By vrgard
Looking forward to seeing your shots taken with...

Looking forward to seeing your shots taken with your new (to you) CL.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-20-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,828
Posted By vrgard
Another vote for the Kontur finder although I'm...

Another vote for the Kontur finder although I'm not sure it's any less expensive than a regular Leica 50mm finder. As a left eye dominant shooter I find the Kontur to be very useful.
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-17-2011
Replies: 79
Views: 6,995
Posted By vrgard
Leica CL with the 40 Cron attached.

Leica CL with the 40 Cron attached.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 10-16-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,095
Posted By vrgard
For whatever it's worth, while Don is right about...

For whatever it's worth, while Don is right about the CL frame lines, I have found the whole viewfinder on the CL to closely approximate 28mm and so have not needed to use an external finder for...
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-13-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,974
Posted By vrgard
Sounds like fun. Good shooting to you. Which...

Sounds like fun. Good shooting to you.

Which Hadley is that that is big enough to hold the Leicas and an iPad?
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 10-03-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 2,044
Posted By vrgard
Johan, very cool story on your Canon 28/3.5...

Johan, very cool story on your Canon 28/3.5 Serenar lens. I use one with my CL using the entire viewfinder rather than the 40/50/90mm displayed framelines. Seems to work pretty well and makes for a...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-28-2011
Replies: 314
Views: 80,385
Posted By vrgard
Wait, the reportage is smaller than the original...

Wait, the reportage is smaller than the original BBB? Why?
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-27-2011
Replies: 57
Views: 25,061
Posted By vrgard
Gotta admit that I like the imaging quality and...

Gotta admit that I like the imaging quality and small size of my older, chrome Canon 28/3.5 lens.

-Randy
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-27-2011
Replies: 9,205
Views: 914,194
Posted By vrgard
Ricoh GXR and A12 M mount. (the San Francisco...

Ricoh GXR and A12 M mount. (the San Francisco Beer and Gear crowd swayed me towards this new combo)

-Randy
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 09-23-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,581
Posted By vrgard
Very interesting. Excellent work. Thanks for...

Very interesting. Excellent work. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Other RF 09-21-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,155
Posted By vrgard
Nice story. Makes me want to break out my 4A and...

Nice story. Makes me want to break out my 4A and shoot a roll with it. I, too, found it to be a rewarding camera and experience.

As for J8 vs Helios 103, I did a rough comparison a few years back...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-16-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 4,268
Posted By vrgard
I had the same experience as the OP. And yes, I...

I had the same experience as the OP. And yes, I carefully researched it before buying it yet never quite gelled with it. I tend to have the same reaction to digital cameras. Finally sold it to...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-04-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,331
Posted By vrgard
Definitely one of my favorites.

Definitely one of my favorites.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-31-2011
Replies: 97
Views: 18,260
Posted By vrgard
Nice shots Simon. I agree with the other...

Nice shots Simon. I agree with the other comments that the Summaron is a wonderful, underrated lens. Had mine cleaned by Sherry Krauter and it's now a gem.

-Randy
Forum: RFF News 05-27-2011
Replies: 154
Views: 24,329
Posted By vrgard
Hmmm, if Tapatalk is not the culprit for the...

Hmmm, if Tapatalk is not the culprit for the slowness of RFF then please turn Tapatalk back on. It's a great convenience for those of us who use it.

-Randy
Forum: RFF News 05-17-2011
Replies: 154
Views: 24,329
Posted By vrgard
Yep, I'm accessing rff via tapatalk as well....

Yep, I'm accessing rff via tapatalk as well. Please do not remove access via tapatalk.

-Randy
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 05-16-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 4,659
Posted By vrgard
I do not have any additional suggestions but did...

I do not have any additional suggestions but did want to express my appreciation for this thread. Nice to see such a dialogue.

-Randy
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 05-06-2011
Replies: 38
Views: 8,919
Posted By vrgard
Hey Mark, I would be very interested in hearing...

Hey Mark, I would be very interested in hearing about your thoughts and reactions to the X100 versus the K-5. And before anyone jumps on me, I understand that one is a fixed lens camera while the...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 04-27-2011
Replies: 59
Views: 9,033
Posted By vrgard
Not sure who said it but I like: "Everyone has a...

Not sure who said it but I like:

"Everyone has a photographic memory, some just don't have any film..."
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 04-15-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 5,234
Posted By vrgard
Sorry folks, but I've got to thrown in with those...

Sorry folks, but I've got to thrown in with those advocating for the CL. I have a couple of flavors of regular M cameras, a Rollei 35 and an Olympus XA so have personal experience with each (and...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 04-06-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 5,127
Posted By vrgard
Good for you, Mark. I'm still shooting with a...

Good for you, Mark. I'm still shooting with a K100D Super and am very tempted by the K-5. Do let us know how you like the K-5 once you get it and have had a chance to shoot with it.

-Randy
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 03-28-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 2,374
Posted By vrgard
As much as I like the b&w ones, I would choose...

As much as I like the b&w ones, I would choose the color ones if I was the bag manufacturer. IMHO, the b&w ones seem more about the camera and the model while the bag seems more prominent in the...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-25-2011
Replies: 99
Views: 30,377
Posted By vrgard
It is one of my favorite 50s with the added...

It is one of my favorite 50s with the added advantage of being collapsable thus making for a nice, compact package on an M camera.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-31-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 2,254
Posted By vrgard
Reassuring to know that I'm not the only one who...

Reassuring to know that I'm not the only one who has made this unfortunate mistake.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 01-29-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 3,898
Posted By vrgard
Congrats on getting a CL. I love mine. Keep...

Congrats on getting a CL. I love mine. Keep thinking I have too many cameras and should thin out the herd a bit yet when I look at my CL I find it hard to consider selling it. Such a small...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-14-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 7,422
Posted By vrgard
This has been debated previously. I've had just...

This has been debated previously. I've had just the opposite experience. I've purchased two Kiev 4 cameras and they both worked without a problem. The first I bought from a Ukraine based ebay...
Forum: FSU Former Soviet Union RF 12-14-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 7,422
Posted By vrgard
As greyelm already explained, once you release...

As greyelm already explained, once you release the thumbwheel infinity lock then you're free to use the lens to focus with, including via the depth of field scale on the lens. And for what it's...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 12-05-2010
Replies: 186
Views: 15,014
Posted By vrgard
<-- Mine is my avatar.

<-- Mine is my avatar.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-29-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,189
Posted By vrgard
I like the idea of getting her a fixed-lens...

I like the idea of getting her a fixed-lens rangefinder from the 1970s to start out with. That way she can try out a rangefinder without you guys having to spend very much. There are a number of...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 11-02-2010
Replies: 33
Views: 2,946
Posted By vrgard
Stilted video or not, that is hilarious!

Stilted video or not, that is hilarious!
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 04-09-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,973
Posted By vrgard
Really great shots. Thanks for sharing them.

Really great shots. Thanks for sharing them.
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-21-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,931
Posted By vrgard
What an inspiration. Thanks for posting this.

What an inspiration. Thanks for posting this.
Forum: Optics Theory - 01-29-2010
Replies: 63
Views: 6,871
Posted By vrgard
I think a 40 is great. Which is why I'm happy...

I think a 40 is great. Which is why I'm happy using my Cl & 40 when traveling. Have never been out with it and thought, gee I wish had my 50 or my 35 instead.

-Randy
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 01-16-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1,172
Posted By vrgard
Without meaning to gloat or make you feel bad,...

Without meaning to gloat or make you feel bad, but rather to give you another data point, I've had exactly the opposite experience with my Hexar AF in that despite having an extra battery on hand...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 12-12-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 2,819
Posted By vrgard
Not to dispute the simplicity of digital, I find...

Not to dispute the simplicity of digital, I find that there's a different kind of simplicity with film cameras. While I can use a digital camera in a point-and-shoot mode, which argues for the...
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 11-25-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2,570
Posted By vrgard
The Leica 40 (Rokker or Sumicron) is a great...

The Leica 40 (Rokker or Sumicron) is a great match for the CL. But if you want a smaller & wider lens, the Canon 28/3.5 works very well and makes the CL an amazingly small package.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 11-16-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 3,196
Posted By vrgard
I'm interested in suggestions for a bag that's...

I'm interested in suggestions for a bag that's just slightly larger than the Domke 803 (since my netbook is the HP Mini 311 which is a wee bit larger). Anybody have any good suggestions?

-Randy
Forum: Micro 4/3 Cameras Olympus Panasonic 11-09-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 3,985
Posted By vrgard
This looks really interesting, jbrubaker. Please...

This looks really interesting, jbrubaker. Please post your further thoughts/impressions/reactions after you've worked with the Novoflex adapter a while.

Thanks,
Randy
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-08-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,354
Posted By vrgard
Hey Ted. I'm interested to read more about this....

Hey Ted. I'm interested to read more about this. Pardon my ignorance, but why do you say this? And can you provide me with any links that support that thought? Thanks in advance.

-Randy
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-28-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By vrgard
sleepyhead, I think that is simply gorgeous!

sleepyhead, I think that is simply gorgeous!
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-23-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,825
Posted By vrgard
Thanks, FPJ, for posting this. -Randy

Thanks, FPJ, for posting this.

-Randy
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-22-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 13,460
Posted By vrgard
Mike - Let me know if you do decide to sell it as...

Mike - Let me know if you do decide to sell it as I may be interested and it would be easy for you to mail it to me in Northern California.

-Randy
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-10-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By vrgard
A sweet, sweet combination that is clearly being...

A sweet, sweet combination that is clearly being well used. Congrats.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-03-2009
Replies: 146
Views: 10,837
Posted By vrgard
I completely understand, Joe. Just let me know...

I completely understand, Joe. Just let me know what you decide. And in case it helps in your decision making, I was assuming that I would pay you the difference in cost between the a&a clone and the...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-03-2009
Replies: 146
Views: 10,837
Posted By vrgard
Hmmm, your next move seems clear to me, Joe... ...

Hmmm, your next move seems clear to me, Joe... ;)
I'll send you my new a&a clone in exchange for your too small BBB.

-Randy
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-02-2009
Replies: 146
Views: 10,837
Posted By vrgard
Yeah, while I really like the BBB and have made...

Yeah, while I really like the BBB and have made it my regular carry bag, it's really only suited for a single rangefinder camera and one or two lenses. Otherwise things start banging into each other...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 10-02-2009
Replies: 314
Views: 80,385
Posted By vrgard
Well, as I said on the other thread, the regular...

Well, as I said on the other thread, the regular BBB is only large enough for a single rangefinder and one or two lenses. More than that and it's overstuffed.

-Randy
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-01-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 3,422
Posted By vrgard
Hey, Ted, as much as I should be doing the same...

Hey, Ted, as much as I should be doing the same thing I have to admit to being interested in one of your Canon 28/2.8 lenses. You know that I still haven't forgiven Roland for letting it get away...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-30-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 2,309
Posted By vrgard
As jealous as I may be, it is still nice to read...

As jealous as I may be, it is still nice to read such "found gold" stories. Gives me hope that I'll find a rich vein someday as well.

-Randy
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-30-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,174
Posted By vrgard
Hmmm, without meaning to sound flip, I think the...

Hmmm, without meaning to sound flip, I think the answer is not so much how to make her camera bag secure, but rather, to point out that losing one's camera is less expensive than losing one's wallet...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-30-2009
Replies: 70
Views: 14,073
Posted By vrgard
FYI johnny9fingers, I just sent you a pm about my...

FYI johnny9fingers, I just sent you a pm about my silver Hexar AF in case you're interested.

-Randy
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-30-2009
Replies: 146
Views: 10,837
Posted By vrgard
Hmmm, sounds like you may be keeping your new BBB...

Hmmm, sounds like you may be keeping your new BBB stealth bag. Glad to hear you like it. Of course, do let me know if you decide otherwise so we can trade as previously discussed. Otherwise, my...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-29-2009
Replies: 146
Views: 10,837
Posted By vrgard
I'm curious, Joe, is your BBB stealth the regular...

I'm curious, Joe, is your BBB stealth the regular size or is it the larger BBB bag? Reason I'm asking is because my BBB regular size bag is not as tall, compared to the 5xb, as your appears to be in...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-29-2009
Replies: 146
Views: 10,837
Posted By vrgard
Just seconding Ken's comment (the one about the...

Just seconding Ken's comment (the one about the length of the BBB strap, not the one about his girth) that the BBB strap is plenty long enough to be worn bandolier style. That's how I typically wear...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-29-2009
Replies: 146
Views: 10,837
Posted By vrgard
Thanks for the update, Joe. I look forward to...

Thanks for the update, Joe. I look forward to hearing your impressions of the BBB stealth after you've given it a test drive or two.

-Randy
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 09-29-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By vrgard
Hey, Sug, I have a Konica Auto S2 which you're...

Hey, Sug, I have a Konica Auto S2 which you're welcome to for the low price of a drive down the peninsula to pick it up. I am happy to donate it if it helps create another film user. Send me a...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-29-2009
Replies: 146
Views: 10,837
Posted By vrgard
Okay, Joe, I've now tried the a&a clone bag. One...

Okay, Joe, I've now tried the a&a clone bag. One outing was enough to determine that it's a no go for me. It's nice enough and all, but it just doesn't float my boat as much as my other bags do...
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-28-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,400
Posted By vrgard
Thanks for the confirmation kully. That is very...

Thanks for the confirmation kully. That is very good news.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 09-28-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,400
Posted By vrgard
Haven't had a chance to update mine yet. Anybody...

Haven't had a chance to update mine yet. Anybody know if the new "lens resume" feature survives not just power down but also sleep mode?
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-28-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 1,620
Posted By vrgard
Note that you can also use the very nice modern...

Note that you can also use the very nice modern Elmar cylindrical hood on the vII Elmar lens. That's what I use and it's a perfect fit/match. Extends the front of the lens out just a bit but not so...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-26-2009
Replies: 146
Views: 10,837
Posted By vrgard
Hey Joe. Sorry, been so busy that I haven't had...

Hey Joe. Sorry, been so busy that I haven't had a chance to do anything with it yet. So, for now, my feelings are the same - that it's just a wee bit too big for my tastes. But as I said, I...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-23-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,782
Posted By vrgard
Thanks Wayne! Really looking forward to seeing...

Thanks Wayne! Really looking forward to seeing the final product. And keep shooting while all those places still exist.

Best,
Randy

P.S. In case you're wondering about my interest - I was born...
Forum: Photography General Interest 09-23-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,782
Posted By vrgard
Thanks, Wayne/venchka, for posting the links. ...

Thanks, Wayne/venchka, for posting the links. I'm enjoying seeing your backroads of Texas series. I would like to order a photo book of them when you're done. Please let me know if you put one...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-21-2009
Replies: 146
Views: 10,837
Posted By vrgard
I think it's just the size. Despite the...

I think it's just the size. Despite the dimensions not being much more than a Domke 5xb, the overall impression is that it's a fair bit larger. Of course, I did buy it for my dSLR kit so that...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-21-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 7,165
Posted By vrgard
Just thought I would second Andrew's compliment...

Just thought I would second Andrew's compliment of Brad's blog. Do check it out if you haven't already. Brad always gets great shots and has interesting commentary to go with them.

-Randy
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-21-2009
Replies: 146
Views: 10,837
Posted By vrgard
Will do. And yeah, we're all bad, aren't we? ...

Will do. And yeah, we're all bad, aren't we? ;)

-Randy
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-21-2009
Replies: 146
Views: 10,837
Posted By vrgard
And remember, Joe, that if you don't like the BBB...

And remember, Joe, that if you don't like the BBB stealth then I would likely be willing to trade you for the a&a copy that just arrived in my mailbox. I haven't really tried the a&a copy yet, since...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-15-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,672
Posted By vrgard
Very cool, Frank. And it's perfect with that...

Very cool, Frank. And it's perfect with that Hexar AF since it has autofocus. Gee, you got any other donor cameras from which you could make me one?

-Randy
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-15-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,254
Posted By vrgard
Very, very nice David. You really make me want...

Very, very nice David. You really make me want to try my hand at developing B&W (which I haven't done in almost 30 years).

-Randy
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-14-2009
Replies: 146
Views: 10,837
Posted By vrgard
Yep, we ARE both follicly challenged. :p As for...

Yep, we ARE both follicly challenged. :p

As for bag handles, I think I understand what you mean. Fortunately, the handle on the BBB is small; it does its job but is otherwise unobtrusive.

-Randy
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-14-2009
Replies: 146
Views: 10,837
Posted By vrgard
The mention of handles on bags reminds me that...

The mention of handles on bags reminds me that that is another feature of the BBB that I prefer over the Domke 5xb. Namely, that the BBB has a nice handle on top for easy grab and go whereas the...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 09-13-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 2,542
Posted By vrgard
Just seconding bmattock's remarks. I use an...

Just seconding bmattock's remarks. I use an inexpensive Chinese split-screen in my Pentax K1100DS and it works great.

-Randy
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-12-2009
Replies: 146
Views: 10,837
Posted By vrgard
Yep, the 5xb is still my favorite for carrying...

Yep, the 5xb is still my favorite for carrying more than one camera or more than one extra lens. But for a minimalist kit, the BBB is my favorite.

-Randy
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 09-12-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,630
Posted By vrgard
Definitely not a post about "nothing." ...

Definitely not a post about "nothing." Congratulations, Sergio, on a job well done. And your reward is a great working camera. Here's to many great shots with it!

-Randy
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-12-2009
Replies: 70
Views: 14,073
Posted By vrgard
Yep, Johan, that looks the instructions I...

Yep, Johan, that looks the instructions I followed. Thanks and my apologies for not remembering that you were the source for them.

-Randy
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 09-12-2009
Replies: 70
Views: 14,073
Posted By vrgard
Patrick, yes, the Silver version can definitely...

Patrick, yes, the Silver version can definitely be programmed with the Silent Mode. I've done it to mine and it works fine. Don't recall now where I found the instructions for doing so (I have them...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-12-2009
Replies: 146
Views: 10,837
Posted By vrgard
Only if it's a relatively small magazine or...

Only if it's a relatively small magazine or newspaper. Or you're willing to let a good portion of it stick up out of the back pocket.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 09-12-2009
Replies: 51
Views: 3,438
Posted By vrgard
Sheesh, it's always the little things that trip...

Sheesh, it's always the little things that trip us up, isn't it?

But this reminds me why I still prefer film cameras. There's just less to deal with. Shutter speed, aperture, focus... and your...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-12-2009
Replies: 146
Views: 10,837
Posted By vrgard
Sounds good, Joe. And if it ends up that you...

Sounds good, Joe. And if it ends up that you don't like the BBB stealth and I don't like the a&a copy then we'll work out a trade!

-Randy
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-12-2009
Replies: 146
Views: 10,837
Posted By vrgard
Well, since others have already responded, I'll...

Well, since others have already responded, I'll simply add my further comment that the BBB is not a bag to use if one wants to carry multiple extra lenses and frequently switch between them. If, on...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-10-2009
Replies: 146
Views: 10,837
Posted By vrgard
Yeah, the interior walls are only meant to...

Yeah, the interior walls are only meant to separate not pad. But that's sufficient when you aren't carrying very much gear.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-10-2009
Replies: 146
Views: 10,837
Posted By vrgard
scares you how? It's certainly enough to...

scares you how? It's certainly enough to separate the few items I put in the bag. And if it's more than a single lens, then I just wrap a lens cloth around the second lens to give it a bit more...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-10-2009
Replies: 146
Views: 10,837
Posted By vrgard
Yeah, Joe, the presentation is certainly unique. ...

Yeah, Joe, the presentation is certainly unique. But there is a picture of the inside on his website.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-10-2009
Replies: 146
Views: 10,837
Posted By vrgard
I think you're right amateriat. At this point I...

I think you're right amateriat. At this point I have more camera bags than my wife has purses. Guess I'm still safe, however, in that she still has way more shoes...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-10-2009
Replies: 146
Views: 10,837
Posted By vrgard
Yeah, the bbb is not for carrying lots of gear. ...

Yeah, the bbb is not for carrying lots of gear. But it's perfect for a single rangefinder and minimal gear as listed in my earlier post. And I really like how it stays close to the body while being...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-10-2009
Replies: 146
Views: 10,837
Posted By vrgard
Okay, Joe, you convinced me to try one of those...

Okay, Joe, you convinced me to try one of those a&a copies. I'll let you know what I think after I get it.

-Randy
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-10-2009
Replies: 146
Views: 10,837
Posted By vrgard
I agree with you Mike. I've been using the bare...

I agree with you Mike. I've been using the bare bones bag in place of my trusty 5xb for a while now. Really like it for a single rangefinder camera and an extra lens or two, along with film, an ND...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 09-09-2009
Replies: 146
Views: 10,837
Posted By vrgard
Interesting looking bag Joe. How does the size...

Interesting looking bag Joe. How does the size of the a&a copy compare to the 5xb?

-Randy
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-07-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,286
Posted By vrgard
Interesting read. Thanks for sharing this.

Interesting read. Thanks for sharing this.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-04-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By vrgard
I've used that lens via an M mount adapter on an...

I've used that lens via an M mount adapter on an M3 and an M4 with no problems whatsoever.

-Randy
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-04-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,783
Posted By vrgard
Yeah, there were plenty of grab shots with odd...

Yeah, there were plenty of grab shots with odd composition, etc. But I have to say that overall I was impressed by how few shots Robert Frank actually took of a given scene/situation. In most cases...
Forum: Canon Leica Screw Mount Film Rangefinders 09-03-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 5,731
Posted By vrgard
And Ted, I still haven't forgiven Roland for...

And Ted, I still haven't forgiven Roland for letting that 28/2.8 get away from me. :(

As for the 28/3.5, of which I have two copies, unlike kbg32 both of mine are plenty sharp. No mushiness...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 9,771
Posted By vrgard
I regularly use an M-mount 50/2.8 elmar from...

I regularly use an M-mount 50/2.8 elmar from about 1960. I like the modern cylindrical hood (from the modern 50/2.8 elmar; Leica no. 12550 in black and no. 12549 in silver) on my older lens. Sure,...
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 08-31-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 3,185
Posted By vrgard
Would be great to see some pics of this setup.

Would be great to see some pics of this setup.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-31-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,898
Posted By vrgard
Very nice. Yep, the CL is a great little camera.

Very nice. Yep, the CL is a great little camera.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-30-2009
Replies: 4,649
Views: 1,321,469
Posted By vrgard
Helen, I just keep coming back to this picture. ...

Helen, I just keep coming back to this picture. Very, very nice. As another forum member said, it has great mood. Sorry to be redundant, but did want to share my appreciation for your shot. And...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-22-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 3,729
Posted By vrgard
I've made the mistake, sadly more than once, of...

I've made the mistake, sadly more than once, of not properly loading film in my various M cameras. Now, as others have already stated, I simply waste the first frame or so by making sure the rewind...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 08-22-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 7,165
Posted By vrgard
Thanks, Brad. I look forward to seeing more of...

Thanks, Brad. I look forward to seeing more of his pics. And I enjoyed reviewing your blog. Lots of interesting shots and I like your commentary too. Definitely makes me want to get back out...
Forum: RFF Polls 08-21-2009
Replies: 54
Views: 5,537
Posted By vrgard
I second Keith's preference. -Randy

I second Keith's preference.

-Randy
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-18-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By vrgard
Welcome, next1. In case you're interested,...

Welcome, next1.

In case you're interested, there's a fairly active bunch of us around the SF Bay Area. We occasionally get together for what we affectionately refer to as "beer and gear" gatherings...
Forum: Photo Books / Mags / Articles / Blogs 08-12-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 2,012
Posted By vrgard
Don't feel too bad, Wiyum. I ordered it from...

Don't feel too bad, Wiyum. I ordered it from Amazon in the middle of June and am still waiting for it to be delivered.

-Randy
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 08-07-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,279
Posted By vrgard
Very nice, Damaso. Congratulations on the SF...

Very nice, Damaso. Congratulations on the SF MOMA expsure and thank you for sharing that link. Now I'm enjoying your blog as well.

Best,
Randy
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 07-30-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,538
Posted By vrgard
I really like my lx3. Interface could be better,...

I really like my lx3. Interface could be better, but that's true of most digital cameras as far as I'm concerned. Image quality is great. Speed is very good for a digital camera. Regarding the...
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